Paypal Electronic Withdrawals are on Hold for India Users

Paypal currently made an announcement through email that the payment (electronic) withdrawals to india users will be on Hold and there is no mention about the time on releasing this service. Few month back paypal made a reversal of all the indian payments made to and from, and now this is another decision which made internet marketing people feel bad about it.

Paypal reversed that action after requiring PAN number for Indian Accounts. However, this time the webmasters in india and many bloggers will surely get hit by this 5$ charge for each cheque request they make from august 1st, 2010.

In accordance with regulatory instructions, we would like to notify you about a change in our withdrawal functionality in India starting on August 1, 2010. At present you can request for either an electronic or cheque withdrawal of funds from your PayPal account if you are an India user.

From July 29, 2010 onwards, you will only be able to request for a cheque withdrawal of funds from your PayPal account.

While we are working hard to restore the electronic withdrawal service, in the meantime, we are bringing this matter to your attention so that you can plan your future withdrawal activities accordingly.

To request for a cheque withdrawal:

  • Log into your PayPal account, click on ‘Withdraw‘.
  • Click on the ‘Request a cheque from PayPal‘ link.
  • Enter the withdrawal amount and select your mailing address, then click ‘Continue‘.
  • Click ‘Submit‘ to confirm your request.
  • In order to help you with this change and until further notice, we will refund the $5 USD cheque withdrawal fee to you for cheque withdrawals made on July 29, 2010 onwards.

For any questions, please log into your PayPal account and click ‘Contact Us’ at the bottom of the page.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused from this change in our withdrawal functionality. We will provide ongoing updates to you here. We thank you for your attention and patience as we work tirelessly to resolve this situation as quickly as possible.

Thank you,

The PayPal Asia Team

Will bring more updates on this soon.

About the Author: Robin C

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